Directorates

Directorates

We are committed to offering and sustaining service excellence to the people of Greater Knysna, as well as to the corporate and political structures of the Knysna Municipality.
This information includes the following directorates: Municipal Manager, Community Services, Corporate Services, Financial Services, Infrastructure Services, Integrated Human Settlements, and Planning and Economic Development.

Please follow the links below to see all departments that offer services to the public.

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Municipal Manager

The Municipal Manager heads the Administration arm of the Knysna Municipality and is therefore responsible and accountable for tasks and functions as provided for in section 55 of the Municipal Systems Act, other functions and tasks as provided for in legislation as well as functions delegated to him by the Executive Mayor and Council. According […]

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Director Community Services

The Director Community Services oversees four major departments that incorporate services including Disaster Management, Fire and Rescue, Traffic and Law Enforcement, Parks, Waste Management, Libraries, Halls, Cemeteries, Museums, Arts and Culture, Waste Management and Cleansing, Youth and Sport Development. Mr Eben Phillips heads this Department.

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Director Corporate Services

The Director Corporate Services, Ms Phumla Makoma, is responsible for the administrative processes that ensure good governance and the achievement of Council’s strategic objectives. The directorate incorporates the Departments of Administration, Committee Services, Customer Relations, Estates, Human Resources, Legal Services, Property and Records Management, and Public Participation.

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Director Financial Services

The Director Finance (CFO), Mr Mbulelo Memani administrates all finance-related services as well as the Information Technology department.

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Director Infrastructure Services

Services pertaining mainly to bulk infrastructure are the responsibility of the Director Technical Services. It also incorporates all Electrical & Mechanical services related to distribution of electricity and oversees the municipality’s fleet and mechanical workshop. Mr Pravir Hariparsad is the head of this Directorate.

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Director Integrated Human Settlements

The Director Integrated Human Settlements, Mr Joel Mkunqwana administrates all housing-related services. The local Directorate of Human Settlements acts as an agent for Provincial Government and is working with them to achieve their vision,to develop sustainable integrated human settlements. Sustainable settlements are residential areas that allow its residents to access social and economic opportunities close […]

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Director Planning & Economic Development

The Director Planning and Economic Development, Ms Marlene Boyce, is responsible for the departments related to town and economic development including Town Planning, Building Control, Environmental Management and Economic Development.

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